Essex lorry deaths

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Bodies of Essex lorry victims returned to Vietnam

Sixteen of the 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals who died while being transported to the UK have been returned home.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Essex lorry deaths: Driver admits illegal immigration charge

Maurice Robinson, 25, has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration after 39 bodies were found in a trailer in Essex.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Essex lorry deaths: Police release names of 39 victims

Ten teenagers were among the 39 people found dead in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

Essex lorry deaths: All 39 bodies identified and families told

The 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex have all been identified and their families told, Essex Police said.

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people in back of lorry in Wiltshire arrested

Fifteen people - all believed to be men aged between 16 and 30 - have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over Essex lorry deaths

The arrests were made by Vietnamese police in connection with the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

Essex lorry driver accused of role in ‘global smuggling ring’

A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” that smuggled people into the UK, a court has heard.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

Man and woman, 38, arrested over lorry deaths

The pair from Warrington, Cheshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Police chief: Brexit ‘massive factor’ in tackling migrant security

Ex-superintendent Leroy Logan said tackling the "tidal wave" of people risking their lives to enter the UK is "not just a policing issue".

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

Haulage driver: Human traffickers 'easy to spot' at ports

An HGV driver said he was "shocked but not surprised" at the discovery of a lorry in Essex containing 39 dead bodies.

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

Essex murder case: 39 victims were Chinese nationals

The 39 individuals found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has emerged.

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

Addresses searched after 39 bodies found in lorry in Essex

A 25-year-old man, named in reports as Mo Robinson from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, remains in custody after 39 bodies were discovered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

Essex lorry had travelled from Belgian village, police say

A trailer carrying 39 people who were found dead had travelled from Zeebrugge into Purfleet, Essex, and docked in the Thurrock area.

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

PMQs: Human traffickers should be 'hunted down', says PM

News of the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a lorry in Thurrock, Essex, this morning has dominated Prime Minister's Questions.

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

39 bodies found in a container in Essex

Essex police have said 39 people have been pronounced dead with "early indications" suggesting 38 are adults and one is aged in their teens.